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Timothy E. Hurley

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Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Election Law and Protests


Tim Hurley practices in the area of general civil litigation, including contracts, business torts, franchise disputes, and election law and protests. He also practices in the area of appellate litigation, having successfully argued cases before appellate courts in both South Carolina and Mississippi. Prior to attending graduate school at the University of Notre Dame, Tim practiced law with the firm of Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell, P.A. in Jackson, Mississippi. 

In addition to practicing law, Tim's career has included teaching philosophy at the college level, including the University of Notre Dame, Furman University, and Greenville Technical College. His areas of specialization are political philosophy and philosophy of law, and areas of competence include ethics, logic, professional ethics, and history of philosophy. 

During his tenure in academia, Tim continued to be involved in the legal profession. Among other things, he coached the Furman University Mock Trial Team from 1996 to 2000, having led them to First Place in the "Silver" National Tournament, and Second Place in the National Tournament.


  • Marshall Wythe School of Law, Exeter
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: W.A.R. Goodwin Scholarship
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1980
    • Major: Philosophy
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • Ph.D., Philosophy - 1995
    • Honors: Full Scholarship and Graduate Teaching Fellowship

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • South Carolina

Published Works

  • Election Protests Under South Carolina Law, South Carolina Bar, 2008
  • "Charles Fremont Amidon." Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, 2003
  • “Samuel Seabury,” Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, 2003
  • “John Stuart Mill,” Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 2003
  • “John Adams,” Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia, 2001
  • “Leon Jaworski,” Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia, 2001
  • “John Rawls and Liberal Neutrality,” Interpretation 27 (2000): 105-28, reprinted in Chandran Kukathas, ed., John Rawls: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers IV,, Rutledge, pp. 30-54, 2003
  • “John Rawls’ Liberal Provincialism,” South Carolina Review 33, 235-39, Fall, 2000

Representative Cases

  • Gecy v. Bagwell, 372 S.C. 237, 642 S.E.2d 569, 2007
  • Deposit Guaranty Nat’l Bank v. B.N. Simrall & Son, Inc., 524 So.2d 295, 1987, Miss.

Past Positions

  • Daniel, Coker, Horton & Bell, P.A., Attorney
  • University of Notre Dame, Professor


  • English